The average price of a 7-day trip to San Clemente is $2,320 for a solo traveler, $4,167 for a couple, and $7,811 for a family of 4. San Clemente hotels range from $80 to $365 per night with an average of $111, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) are between $738 and $1,159 per person for economy flights and $2,316 to $3,637 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $71 to $118 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit San Clemente, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SNA and stay in a San Clemente hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in San Clemente is usually early to mid September.

 

Average San Clemente Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit San Clemente for a week is $1,494-$3,600($213-$514 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $71 to $118 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $950 for economy

Lodging: $92 to $137 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $248 to $304 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit San Clemente for a week is $3,022-$5,794($432-$828 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $142 to $236 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,900 for economy

Lodging: $92 to $137 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $248 to $304 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit San Clemente for a week is $4,872-$9,840($696-$1,406 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $284 to $472 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,800 for economy

Lodging: $184 to $274 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $372 to $456 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to San Clemente

How cheap can you make a vacation to San Clemente? The cheapest trip to San Clemente is about $148 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $200 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $64.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit San Clemente for a week is $1,039-$2,817($148-$402 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $61 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $950 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit San Clemente for a week is $1,694-$4,194($242-$599 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $122 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,900 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit San Clemente for a week is $3,388-$7,812($484-$1,116 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $244 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,800 for economy

Lodging: $128 to $160 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $280 to $384 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to San Clemente cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury San Clemente Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in San Clemente.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit San Clemente for a week is $3,389-$16,022($484-$2,289 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $142 to $212 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,291 to $1,938 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $365 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit San Clemente for a week is $5,674-$19,444($811-$2,778 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $284 to $424 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,582 to $3,876 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $365 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit San Clemente for a week is $11,348-$32,588($1,621-$4,655 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $568 to $848 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,164 to $7,752 for first class

Lodging: $368 to $730 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $3,150 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

San Clemente Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in San Clemente is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in San Clemente due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

San Clemente Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on San Clemente hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in San Clemente.

 

Flight Costs to San Clemente

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,159 average in late July to a low of $738 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $716. These prices are based on millions of flights. For San Clemente our data includes 869 originating airports, and 129 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to San Clemente from an airport like Asmara International (ASM) in Asmara (Eritrea) for an average $6,848 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) in San Jose, CA (the United States) at an average of just $152.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In San Clemente, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $421, so you can easily save about 57% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around San Clemente can easily cost $450 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $30 per person. Private tours can cost $909 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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